September Marketable Holidays & Observances (Canadian & Global) ©

A Canadian holidays and observances calendar is a useful tool for marketing or for inspiring blog post, newsletter content and social media ideas. Traditional holidays have been joined by many observances in Canada and internationally, all of which now enjoy more exposure via the Internet. Combined with famous Canadian birthdays and historical events, there is no shortage of inspiration. As a bonus, you may come up in searches for the holiday or observance in question.

Canadians Internet Business publishes a calendar of holidays and observances for Canadians each month. This calendar includes Canadian and international holidays and observances, from the official, to the charitable, and on to the strange and unusual. Many of the observances have spilled into Canada from other countries to become virtually universal in their celebration.

Numerous holidays and observances are marketable to virtually all Canadians, while others will be more useful to certain sectors and topical websites. We’ve included food day observances for those in the grocery, baking and farming industries, for example.

A few of the more universal business-related observances in September include:

  • Coupon Month
  • International People Skills Month
  • International Strategic Thinking Month
  • Shameless Promotion Month
  • National Learn at Work Week September 14th to the 20th
  • Staffing Employee Week September 15th to the 21st
  • Build A Better Image Week September 21st to the 27th
  • International Women’s E-Commerce Days September 22nd to the 29th
  • Labour Day on the 1st
  • Fight Procrastination Day on the 6th
  • Boss / Employee Exchange Day on the 8th
  • Programmers’ Day on the 13th
  • Working Parents Day on the 16th
  • Business Women’s Day on the 22nd

September Marketable Holidays & Observances - Canadian & Global

September is…

American Kennel Club Responsible Dog Ownership Month
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Month
Atrial Fibrillation Month
Baby Safety Month
Be Kind To Editors & Writers Month
Campus Safety Awareness Month
Chicken Month
Childrens’ Good Manners Month
Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
Cholesterol Education Month
College Savings Month
Coupon Month
DNA, Geonomics and Stem Cell Education Month
Fall Hat Month
Fruit & Veggies Month
Gynecology Cancer Awareness Month
Happy Cat Month
Head Lice (Pediculosis) Prevention Month
Healthy Aging Month
Home Furnishings Month
Honey Month
Hunger Action Month
Infant Mortality Awareness Month
International Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
International Guide Dog Month
International People Skills Month
International Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Awareness Month
International Self-Awareness Month
International Strategic Thinking Month
International Square Dancing Month
International Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month – Thyroid Cancer Canada
Milkshake Month
Mold Awareness Month
Mushroom Month Link
National Arthritis Month
National Blood Cancer Awareness Month – The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada
National Breakfast for Learning Month –
National Men’s Cancer Health Awareness Month
National Muscular Dystrophy Month – Muscular Dystrophy Association of Canada
National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month – National Ovarian Cancer Association
National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month – Prostate Cancer Canada
National Syringomyelia & Chiari Malformation Month – Syringomyelia & Chiari Malformation Network
Organic Harvest Month
Osteopathic Medicine Month
Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month
Pet Health Insurance Month
Pet Memorial Month
Pet Smile Month
Piano Month
Preparedness Month
Prime Beef Month
Prosper Where You Are Planted Month
Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
Recovery Month
Rice Month
Save a Tiger Month
Save the Koala Month
Sea Cadet Month
Self Improvement Month
Senior Pet Health Month – Pfizer Animal Health.
Service Dog Month
Sewing Month
Shameless Promotion Month
Sickle Cell Month
Skin Care Awareness Month
Sports & Home Eye Health & Safety Month
Subliminal Communications Month
Update Your Resume Month
Wilderness Month
Whole Grains Month
Women’s Friendship Month
World Alzheimer’s Month
World Animal Remembrance Month
World Leukemia & Lymphoma Awareness Month

September 2014 “Weeks”

International Enthusiasm Week 1st-7th
Payroll Week 1st-5th
Waffle Week 1st-6th
Self-University Week 1st-7th
Popcorn Day 4th-6th
Substitute Teacher Appreciation Week 7th-12th
Assisted Living Week 7th-13th
International Housekeepers Week 7th-13th
Suicide Prevention Week 7th-15th
Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet Week 14th-20th
Child Passenger Safety Week 14th-20th
Dating and Life Coach Recognition Week 14th-20th
Growth Awareness Month ( 14th-20th
Truck Driver Appreciation Week 14th-20th
Pollution Prevention Week 14th-20th
National Prostate Cancer Awareness Week (Prostate Cancer Research Foundation of Canada) 14th-20th
National Learn at Work Week – Canadian Society for Training and Development 14th-20th
Balance Awareness Week 15th-21st
Health Information & Technology Week 15th-19th
Love Your Files Week 15th-19th
Staffing Employee Week 15th-21st
AIDS Walk for Life 15th-23rd
Constitution Week 17th-23rd
Farm Animal Awareness Week 20th-26th
Canadian Organic Week 20th-28th (
National Forest Week (Canadian Forestry Association) 21st-27th
Self-Help Awareness Week (Ontario Self-Help Resource Centre) 21st-27th
Banned Books Week 21st-27th
Build A Better Image Week 21st-27th
Clean Hands Week 21st-28th
Farm & Ranch Safety & Health Week 21st-27th
Indoor Plant Week 21st-27th
Rehabilitation Awareness Week 21st-27th
Singles Week 21st-27th
Dog Week 21st-27th
Keep Kids Creative Week 21st-27th
Sea Otter Awareness Week 21st-27th
World Reflexology Week 21st-27th
Deaf Dog Awareness Week 22nd-28th
International Interpreters & Translators Week 22nd-30th
International Women’s E-Commerce Days 22nd-29th
World Hearing Aid Awareness Week September 28th-October 4th
Chimney Safety Week September 28th-October 4th

September 2014 “Days”

Labour Day
No Rhyme Nor Reason Day
Save Japan’s Dolphins Day

Another Look Unlimited Day – Recycle before throwing something away.
Skyscraper Day

Newspaper Carrier Day
Wildlife Day
World Cerebral Palsy Day

International Day of Charity
Be Late For Something Day
Bring Your Manners To Work Day
Lazy Mom’s Day
Cheese Pizza Day

Fight Procrastination Day
Hummingbird Day
International Vulture Awareness Day
Read a Book Day
World Beard Day

Grandparent’s Day
Grandma Moses Day
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) Awareness Day
Pet Rock Day
Salami Day

International Literacy Day
Pardon Day
Pediatric Hematology / Oncology Nurses Day
Virgin Mary Day
World Physical Therapy Day
Boss / Employee Exchange Day

International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness Day
Wonderful Weirdoes Day
Teddy Bear Day

Swap Ideas Day
World Suicide Prevention Day

National Day of Service – Government of Canada
Remember Freedom Day
No News is Good News Day
Hot Cross Bun Day

Banana Day
Stand Up To Cancer Day
Video Games Day

Alzheimer Coffee Break Day – Alzheimer Society
Farmers’ Consumer Awareness Day
International Drive Your Studebaker Day
International Chocolate Day
Kids Take Over The Kitchen Day
Celiac Awareness Day
Hollerin’ Day
Iguana Awareness Day
Peanut Day
Positive Thinking Day
Fortune Cookie Day
Programmers’ Day
Defy Superstition Day

Terry Fox Run – Terry Fox Foundation
Hug Your Hound Day
Pet Memorial Day
Eat a Hoagie Day

8-Track Tape Day
Felt Hat Day
Greenpeace Day
International Day of Democracy
International Dot Day
Worldwide Lymphoma Awareness Day – The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada

Mayflower Day
Guacamole Day
Playdoh Day
Stepfamily Day
Collect Rocks Day
World Ozone Day (International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer)
Get Ready Day – Emergency preparedness.
Working Parents Day

International Country Music Day
National Rehabilitation Day
Apple Dumpling Day

Chiropractic Founders Day
Hug A Greeting Card Writer Day
Cheeseburger Day
Respect Day
World Water Monitoring Day

Talk Like A Pirate Day
Clean Up The World Weekend
National Tradesmen Day
Butterscotch Pudding Day

AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day
Big Whopper Liar Day
Boys’ and Girls’ Club Day for Kids
Punch (Drink) Day
International Eat An Apple Day
International Coastal Cleanup Day
Gymnastics Day
Puppy Mill Awareness Day

International Day of Peace
Miniature Golf Day
Nickelodeon’s Worldwide Day of Play
Wife Appreciation Day
World’s Alzheimer’s Day
World Gratitude Day

Autumnal Equinox (First day of Autumn)
Business Women’s Day
Car Free Day
Dear Diary Day
Elephant Appreciation Day
Hobbit Day
Ice Cream Cone Day
Centenarian’s Day
National CML Awareness Day – The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada
Rock n’ Roll Dog Day
White Chocolate Day

Restless Legs Awareness Day
Dogs & Politics Day

Cherries Jubilee Day
Women’s Health & Fitness Day
Punctuation Day
Rosh Hashanah
Banned Websites Awareness Day

Comic Book Day
One-Hit Wonder Day
Psychotherapy Day
World Ataxia Awareness Day
World Pharmacists Day

Hug A Vegetarian Day
Johnny Appleseed Day
Love Note Day
Lumberjack Day
Save The Koala Day
Wild Horse Adoption Day
World Contraception Day
World Dream Day

Ancestor Appreciation Day
Crush a Can Day
Fish Amnesty Day
International Lace Day
International Rabbit Day
Kids Day
Hunting & Fishing Day
Museum Day
World Tourism Day

Drink Beer Day
Good Neighbor Day
International Right To Know Day
Police and Peace Officer’s National Memorial Day – Canadian Police Association
World Heart Day
World Rabies Day

International Coffee Day
National Goose Day
World Maritime Day

Ask A Stupid Question Day
International Translation Day
Mud Pack Day

Please let us know if we’ve missed any September observances or holidays celebrated in Canada, from the weird to the wonderful.

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These Canadian holidays are PRICELESS! SO hard to find them! I write newsletters for 2 co’s and you’ve sure added some colour to them. 🙂


I really look forward to your calendars and rely on them to keep the ideas coming…thank you very much.


You should do a yearly version in January 😀


I find these calendars to be so helpful. Coming up with topics to write about is a lot harder than I thought it was going to be. I did fine for over a year but some days I just stare at a blank screen with nothing. Thank you! 🙂